Minor League Day – Rodeo Fun for Kids Benefiting JLH Community Projects
The League hosted its annual Minor League Day event on February 28. Minor League Day serves as an opportunity for League members to share their passion for volunteering with the special children in their lives.In recognition of a much loved, time-honored Houston tradition – the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo – the Community Special Projects Committee planned a fun-filled morning around the rodeo theme, and many attendees donned their favorite cowboy and cowgirl outfits for the festivities. Participants were divided into five groups to rotate through hands-on activities, each of which benefitted one of the League’s community projects:
- Toiletry kits containing shampoo, soap, a toothbrush and toothpaste for Star of Hope;
- No-sew pillows for Overnight Adventures at the Children’s Museum of Houston;
- Storage boxes for arts and crafts supplies and board games for Camp Healing Hearts hosted by Bo’s Place;
- Bookmarks for Story Time LIVE at Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Center; and
- Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for Kids’ Meals to distribute to Houston-area children living in poverty.
Erin Smith, who participated in Minor League Day with her five-year-old daughter shared, “We had great fun at Minor League Day. Charlotte’s favorite activity was assembling the toiletry bags. Thanks for coordinating a service project for our kids!” The Community Special Projects Committee, including Casey Henderson, Courtney Stevens, Danna Davidson and Megan Cooper, thanks the dozens of VIEW and SET volunteers whose enthusiasm and support contributed greatly to a successful event.